Monday, June 14, 2010

Mailroom Monday: June 14, 2010 - Happy Flag Day!

This week, OWH shippers packed up and shipped out 9,476 cards to send to our heroes, at a cost of $350.00. Yes, in one week!  Amazing!!! Many thanks to all of you who donate the cards---and the shipping funds!!

We also surpassed another landmark: over 450,000 cards sent to our heroes!!! How long til we reach half a million?


Today is also Flag Day....read a little about the history of the holiday here. And enjoy this little video!




OWH also received a terrific package that travelled to Kansas, all the way from Baghdad - this beautiful flag and letter! (Check out Kris' little four-legged helper getting some attention too!)
You sent two boxes of cards to our unit. I can't begin to tell you what they meant to our unit. We issue ID cards as part of our mission. We set the boxes out to share with anyone that came in for a new card. The word spread quickly!! Please share with everyone that all their time, effort and money to mail the cards was appreciated beyond words. God Bless You!
CW3 T.T., Camp Stryker, Iraq 


To  heroes in Afghanistan:
350 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to a National Guard unit
350 cards to a National Guard unit
340 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to a Marine unit
331 cards to an Air Force unit
331 cards to a Marine unit
331 cards to an Army unit
331 cards to a Marine unit
331 cards to an Army unit


To heroes in Iraq:
700 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Other unit
350 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
331 cards to an Army unit
331 cards to an Army unit
331 cards to an Army unit
331 cards to an Army unit
331 cards to an Army unit
331 cards to an Army unit
331 cards to an Army unit
331 cards to an Army unit
331 cards to an Army unit

To heroes in Kuwait:
331 cards to an Army unit
331 cards to an Army unit


Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent:  1,573
Number of hero contacts:  802
Total cards sent: 450,698


Deadline reminders:

Graduation: passed
Father's Day:  passed
Independence Day: passed Note: You can keep making patriotic cards all the time, just don't put "Happy Fourth of July" on them. Take advantage of those great sales on patriotic papers and supplies!

August 2 - Back to School
September 20 - Halloween
October 1 - Thanksgiving
October 30 - Christmas
November 30 - Any Hero Christmas Letters


Current shipper needs: see here.

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